The House is due to this week consider a bill that would grant patents to the first to file...

|By:, SA News Editor

The House is due to this week consider a bill that would grant patents to the first to file rather than to invent, as is the case now. The bill passed in the Senate 95-5 and is supported by GE (GE), Motorola (MSI), Glaxo (GSK) and others, but Google (GOOG) and Apple (APPL) are among those not happy with it.